You might feel that menopause is the end. It’s not though!
Menopause is an opportunity to embrace the next stage of your life and thrive in your best years.
It can be a really lonely and confusing time though. Symptoms can really affect your day-to-day life and it might feel like you’re losing the plot and the people around you don’t understand or know how to help.
Specific menopause support will absolutely help you if you are struggling with any of the following:
- menopause symptoms – including weight gain and psychological symptoms
- issues at work
- imposter syndrome
- lost your mojo
- low confidence and/or self-esteem
- relationship challenges
- feeling unattractive
- dealing with changing priorities
- not knowing what’s next
- your usual coping strategies are not working
A happy hour session with me will help you to tackle an area you may be having difficulty in such as management of a particular symptom or difficulties at work.
The thing with menopause though is that no two women will have the same experience of it and there’s no right or wrong way to do things.
It’s important to know what your options are and find out what works for you.
That’s where the happy hour comes in. We will spend 90 minutes together to discuss options and support and develop strategies to tackle the area that you’re struggling with. (Yes, it’s 90 minutes, not 60 minutes. Coz when did you ever go to a happy hour that just lasted 60 minutes??).
The session will be done remotely either by telephone or your preferred video platform (i.e. Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger etc.)
The benefit of a one-off session means that you can focus on one specific area of difficulty without committing to a full support package which obvs works out cheaper!
It also means you get specific and bespoke advice quickly and can start seeing results quickly.
Why work with me?
I get it, there are loads of coaches out there who have a special interest in menopause. There are also lots of menopause specialist nurses who will only focus on your symptoms and improving them.
Working with me will give you the best of both worlds!
I am a qualified nurse and coach with specialist training in menopause. I am also a qualified fitness instructor and have additional training to provide nutrition advice.
I can provide best practice clinical advice and guidance on treatment and symptom management as well as addressing the lifestyle impact your menopause is having.
I can help you to look tackle that niggly thing that’s holding you back or that major barrier that’s stopping you from being in control.
happy hourOne-off session
- 1 x 90 minute 1:1 session
- Targeted assessment of current issue
- Symptom management strategies (depending on support required)
- Workplace or lifestyle strategies (depending on support required)
- Up to date, evidence based information on treatment options (hormonal and non-hormonal) (depending on support required)
- Session notes and next steps provided after session
- Email follow-up after 4 weeks to assess progress/impact
- Available via telephone, Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger, Zoom or your preferred platform
Find out if a happy hour session will do it for you
I’m already having treatment through my GP or other health professional. Can I still work with you?
It would be helpful to have a brief chat with your first to understand what type of treatment you’re having. However, there would be very few circumstances where coaching would not be helpful alongside other treatment and support. If a chat with you establishes that it’s not appropriate at this time, I’m happy to signpost you to other more appropriate support or discuss when would be a good timeframe work together.
Will there be any additional costs?
There are no additional costs other than the stated price for the coaching package. I don’t sell any products nor am I affiliated with any companies. It is possible we will discuss options for support and for some people, this might be in the form of supplements for example. However, I never recommend or sell specific products. This would be entirely your choice and I will guide you solely on the evidence base for using such products.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes. I would hate for you to be unable to access support purely because you can’t pay upfront. I am happy to discuss options so please just ask.
Can you prescribe medication such as HRT?
I cannot prescribe HRT but I do have training in HRT. I can advise on risks and benefits and the different types, routes and regimens available. HRT is a complex area and one still misunderstood by GP’s. If it is a treatment option you wish to pursue, I can provide advice and guidance regarding speaking to your GP and requesting what you want. I can also support you with accessing the evidence base for your request to ensure your GP takes it seriously.
What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?
A therapist focuses on your past and explores issues that require specialised training such as different counselling approaches or therapies. A coach also has specialised training but the focus is very much on the future and moving beyond feeling “stuck.” A coach is your accountability partner and can help you discover your next steps and overcoming barriers that are currently holding you back.
I am trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and I use these techniques in my coaching practice as they are effective tools in effecting change.
What results can I expect working with you?
The results are often dependent on you and your determination to engage with the coaching process and my recommendations. Some aspects of menopause are harder to manage than others such as psychological barriers. However a commitment from you to approach the process with an open mind and be prepared to challenge some of your beliefs will most certainly ensure you see positive results. Practical support regarding symptoms and lifestyle issues can also vary depending on the degree of your symptoms. However, a commitment to the process of trial and review with regard to symptom management is usually effective.
Your assessment and our work together requires me to give a lot of personal and confidential information. How do I know this information is safe with you?
My nursing registration requires me to adhere to a code of conduct. One of the key pillars is confidentiality. I adhere to GDPR regulations and only keep the minimal identifiable information. Diary entries and notes I keep refer to you with initials only. I will also only retain information such as your clinical and lifestyle questionnaire for the duration of our time working together. After this time it is deleted. I do retain notes but they are anonymised. I also encourage you send any sensitive information such as your clinical and lifestyle questionnaire by email password protected.
I am required to retain information such as invoices for tax purposes. I again ensure the minimal amount of identifiable information is on there and they are stored password protected.